Dope Dinner: The Barbary Coast of Cannabis Cuisine

I recently took a voyage through one of the most exquisite works of edible art I have ever seen.

Like any speakeasy in San Francisco worth going to, this one can be found in plain sight, if you know what you are looking for.

Once inside, you’ll discover The Naked Kitchen; guests mingle in the back patio anxiously awaiting to dine like a shiver of sharks.

The journey begins with our ship’s Captain, Chef Michael Magallanes, a San Francisco Michelin Chef who created the Opulent Chef experience alongside master extractor, Barron Lutz of NASHA Extracts. We prepared to set sail into an eight course vacation from reality.

Chef Michael’s sous chefs move like assassins. Each plate, a work of artistic feat, is perfectly replicated like a ripple of water. There is no room for error (and none can be found) and if, perchance, they were to make eye contact with you, you may never set foot on land again. Luckily the Chef’s hostess and partner’s smile reminds you that you’re safe and secure.

Each dish is a customized dosage for the dinner using the GSC strain provided by NASHA Extracts.

Opulent Chef Dinner
Opulent Chef Dinner

I’m not going to describe each lavish treasure found in the chest of delight that are these courses, but I will recount some of the gems you might receive.

All life begins with “Milk,” as does this journey. A Mother of Pearl with hints of anise that bursts into your mouth like a bottle of champagne on the side of your ship as it sets sail.

The “Melon” is the Siren Song of the course and once you have gone through this portal it’s unknown what may happen to you. Sweet, salty citrus with a hint of creamy spice that make every part of your mouth swoon.

Braised sweet potato with allium ginseng puree and toasted pumpkin seeds is only a complete bite when you include the blueberry.

Opulent Chef Dinner

A perfectly cooked jujube glazed beef sparkles in your mouth with sprouted wheat berries and coral green pea puree.

Dessert can best be described as an exotic mermaid from the Orient. Effortless, and filled with magic.

Sea urchins, Royal Oysters and essence of shrimp will forever circumvent your taste buds and travel endlessly through your memory.

The night ends with everyone smiling into the reflections of each other like dolphins after a session of pufferfish.

Chef Magallanes, like Magellan himself, navigates you through to the Peaceful Sea—guided only by the stars and his love of what he does.

Opulent Chef Dinner
Opulent Chef Dinner

The Opulent Chef experience ticket price is currently $150 per diner. Get them now at this price while you can. Much like an opium den, this can be a solo mission. Take yourself out and indulge in this voyage of the senses. Who knows who you will meet along the journey. Let’s just hope you both keep your sea legs after.

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Shwa Laytart

A California native, Joshua "Shwa" Laytart has been working in the Natural Products Industry for almost twenty years and a cannabis grower and indulger for almost thirty. He was the first employee at Guayaki tea company and then went on to work for 12 years at INDIGENOUS, an organic and fair trade fashion designer. Shwa has also worked as a landscaper, manicurist, masseur, candy maker, chef and ran with the circus. He is currently the Co-Founder and President of the cannabis company, Giggle Therapeutics, alongside his Co-Founder and CEO wife Sugar, who is a DOPE photographer, as well. His love for activism, art, altered states, comedy, cannabis and cuisine can be found threaded throughout his writings. He considers himself more of a storyteller, than a writer and can spin a tale for hours with the right combination of substances.

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